For jterrilynn! She requested a thread a few days ago and I totally forgot until today. This one's for you jterrilynn!!
In another thread we somehow got off on vacations, travel, etc. To me they can be completely different. Bumble mentioned an upcoming trip where she has each day planned out, they will be on-the-go, seeing new things, etc. To me that is travel. A vacation is where I go and relax and let loose LOL. I don't want things planned out. I want to be able to sleep in, lay around all day if I want. Sit by the pool, read a book, etc., etc., etc. Or we may spend the day exploring the area, antiquing, etc.
Another mentioned they had never taken an actual "vacation" with their spouse. This always surprises me because I grew up in a family that took yearly summer vacations. My husband and I have vacationed at least once a year every year during our marriage. We love vacations and look forward to them. Some are somewhat planned and booked in advance, some are spur of the moment decisions. We are neither one "planners" in our day-to-day life, both of us being a bit spontaneous. So, I guess it's only natural our vacations are somewhat the same! One of our favorite places to visit is the Charleston, SC area. We have stayed on just about all the islands in that area from SC down to GA and a few in NC. Now, you will never find us someplace like Myrtle Beach (I'm thinking of your remarks about the beach Stinky), but we love the pristine islands in that area. Dunes left in place, lush vegetation (in some areas), no little beach shops, highrises, signs, etc. Many of these islands have strict rules against those things and strive to maintain the natural area as much as possible. We usually always go spring and/or fall, when there are even fewer people around. I love walking out on the beach and seeing only a handful of people. The ocean (water of any kind really) is so soothing to me. We will plop our chairs and umbrella to the ground, pull out our drinks/snacks and sit back and enjoy it for hours on end. I can honestly FEEL the everyday stresses leaving my body. Watching the water and the ships in the distance almost mesmerizes me. I might dooze a while, read a while, walk, but mostly just enjoy the peacefulness of it all.
Other times we might load up the camper and head out for a few days of outdoor living. You all know that I love the outdoors. My husband could camp for weeks on end, but I will admit, I'm not up for that LOL. I love disconnecting from phones, computers, work, people, etc. for a few days. Hike, swim, boat, eat, sleep, etc. We enjoy state parks a good bit and they usually offer some beautiful scenery. We most often will try to find a place near the water. My husband enjoys fishing for the fun of it. It is greatly relaxing to him. Me, I can lay on the back of our boat, dose, read, or just listen to the lapping of the water on the boat and enjoy my surrounds.
Besides water, we love the moutain areas. jterrilyn - I will add to this later with some mountain areas we enjoy. I've rambled on too long. I want to hear about others and their thoughts on vacations and what they do.
So, do you vacation? Travel?